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Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas

Last one in the Harvest series skews tropical with papayas. This ended up being both the biggest fruits (only four on here) with the smallest details (little black seeds).

I changed up my approach on this one and worked pretty evenly across the whole thing. This also has the most variety in colors of the set: dark green and black for the seeds, yellow and orange for the inside, and yellow, green, grass green, and a clay color to desaturate the skin.

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

3rd of 4 in the Harvest series – avocados, cut open to show off the green insides and shiny pits. Same approach as the others: start at the bottom and slowly develop a pattern along the way.

These are made with Prismacolor colored pencils, and on this one I used seven colors total: green and yellow for the insides (blended with ivory), grape purple and grass green for the pebbly skins, and brown, dark brown, and yellow (blended with ivory) for the pits. It took a try or two to figure out the right appearance for the pitted halves.

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Another fruit in the Harvest series – this time, a little pile of blueberries. This one’s more of an experiment in subtle patterns within a dense texture. I varied the amounts of blues and purples, and tucked in the stem area here and there to aim for something random-looking but balanced. I also made the front/bottom area a higher contrast and slightly bigger so it would give a proper sense of perspective.

Like the persimmons, I started on the bottom and gradually worked my way up. It got a little tricky to avoid a pattern that was too regular. Some areas started to get that fishscale-like regularity, and I found the best way to avoid that was to jump to different parts of the image while laying out the initial blueberry outlines. I think the hand (and eye) tend towards patterns that are both (1) regular in frequency and (2) trailing off in whatever direction you write. It’s the same issue with writing sentences on whiteboards, though (annoyingly) it can happen even on a tiny scale like this. Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep interrupting and switch to something different frequently to insert the randomness yourself.

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit. To get this look, I lightly filled in layer of orange and red and/or brown around the edges, and then pressed hard to blend a peach color for the sheen and orange for the rest. The leaves are a mix of two shades of green, ivory, and a pinkish brown.

I started with the fruits at the bottom and completed each one before moving to the next because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to add something else in here (a pixie in hiding? a knit fruit? a glass ball? make one float up?). I briefly contemplated an Escher-like transformation of the leaves into birds. I ultimately opted to fill it in as you see because I liked the visual rhythm.

I’d started this illustration a while back during a Two Buck Tuesday event at Kaleid Gallery, and felt compelled to finish it now that we’re well into fall. I’ll be taking it full circle and bringing it back to Kaleid for the annual HARK! Holiday Show and Sale in about a month.

~For Sale~

In addition to the pieces below, I do commissions (example 1 / example 2). Also, I can create fine art prints of any art on my site printed on either watercolor paper or maple. Ask me!

 

Original Art

Corridor

Corridor • acrylic painting
13.5″x13.5″ framed

In benefit auction for Works/San Jose, ends Dec. 2nd

The Raven

The Raven • acrylic painting
28.125″x34.125″ framed

$1200

Untapped

Untapped • acrylic painting
25.5″x13.5″ framed

$650

Emilio Sets Type

Emilio Sets Type • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Omid & Ashlea See the World

Omid & Ashlea See the World • acrylic painting
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Marcela Animates

Marcela Animates • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Deb Trims the Screen

Deb Trims the Screen • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Jillian Adjusts the Tone

Jillian Adjusts the Tone • acrylic painting
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Steve Plans the Transition

Steve Plans the Transition • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Escalation

Escalation • charcoal & ink
25.25″ x 14.75″ framed

$250

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas • colored pencil illustration
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries • colored pencil illustration
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados • colored pencil illustration
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons • colored pencil illustration
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Cat's In the Cradle

Cat’s In the Cradle • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

The Man In the Moon

The Man In the Moon • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Carrot • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Garlic • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Ginger • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Lettuce • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Onion

Roots: Onion • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Potato

Roots: Potato • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Radish

Roots: Radish • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Chinese Folktale calendar repaints

Chinese Folktale calendar repaints • acrylic on calendars
12.5″ x ~31″

$88 (all available except Rabbit In the Moon)

Peace, Love, and Understanding I

Peace, Love, and Understanding I • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding II

Peace, Love, and Understanding II • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Deer

Shadow Puppet: Deer • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Eagle

Shadow Puppet: Eagle • ink & charcoal
12″ x 10″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Wolf

Shadow Puppet: Wolf • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Bathers I

Bathers I • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers II

Bathers II • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers III

Bathers III • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers IV

Bathers IV • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers V

Bathers V • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers VI

Bathers VI • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bob Marley

Bob Marley • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Weird Al Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Tina Turner

Tina Turner • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175



Fine Art Prints

A Seat At the Bar

A Seat At the Bar • fine art print
17.5″x17.5″ framed

$150

The Complete Tomato

The Complete Tomato • fine art print
17.5″x17.5″ framed

$150

Elevate

Elevate • fine art print
48″x36″ original size

Ask for print options

Statement I

Statement I • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement II

Statement II • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement III

Statement III • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement IV

Statement IV • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement V

Statement V • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement VI

Statement VI • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement VII

Statement VII • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40

Statement VIII

Statement VIII • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40



Miscellany (ask for prices)

Creepy Ancestors

Creepy Ancestors • 3.2″x4.2″ (multiple available)

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 10″x12.5″ framed

Me, My Purse, and I

Me, My Purse, and I • 13.5″x13.5″


Series 1: Craft (Sandy)

Series 1: Craft (Sandy) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Birdy)

Series 1: Craft (Birdy) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Glam)

Series 1: Craft (Glam) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Forest)

Series 1: Craft (Forest) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Woody)

Series 1: Craft (Woody) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Pup)

Series 1: Craft (Pup) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

The Ceramic Type of Bi Sheng

The Ceramic Type of Bi Sheng • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Stereograph Selfie

Stereograph Selfie • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

Wheel of the Devil ~ Wheel of Life

Wheel of the Devil ~ Wheel of Life • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Yin & Yang / Dodge & Burn

Yin & Yang / Dodge & Burn • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

Shirley Card Distortion

Shirley Card Distortion • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Year 24 Group (Incomplete)

Year 24 Group (Incomplete) • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Quicksilver Ambition

Quicksilver Ambition • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

True-to-Life Fidelity

True-to-Life Fidelity • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

The Art of Splicing

The Art of Splicing • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Mix It Up

Mix It Up • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Illustration

Decorative

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Cat's In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Cat’s In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Roots series

Roots • 7 illustrations

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Peace, Love, and Understanding • 4 illustrations

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets series

Shadow Puppets • 3 illustrations

Creepy Ancestors

Creepy Ancestors • 3.2″x4.2″

Bathers series

Bathers • 8 illustrations

Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood (Language of Flowers) • 2016

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 2015

Little Creatures of Love

Little Creatures of Love • 2016, 6″ x 6″

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900 • 14.25″ x 17.25″

Bathers series

Waiting & Watching • 2015, 11″ x 9″

Trilogy of Munchies series

Trilogy of Munchies • 3 illustrations

Musicians

Musicians • 11 portraits

Series 1: Craft

Series 1: Craft • 11 vinyl toys

Characters

Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map • 2016

Inktober '14: George

Inktober ’14: George • 7 sketches

Inktober '14: Maddie

Inktober ’14: Maddie • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Michael

Inktober ’14: Michael • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Roshan

Inktober ’14: Roshan • 7 sketches

Sketches

Bathers series

Rebus Time

Steampunk Katherine

Steampunk • 7 sketches

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Sea creature

Sea creature

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Life drawing sketches

Life drawing • 6 sketches

In a Houdini mood

In a Houdini mood

PS3 Controller pointilism

PS3 Controller pointilism

Smoker sketch

Smoker sketch

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Sketchbooks

Japantown SJ

Japantown SJ

Undefined Variables pt.4

Undefined Variables pt.4 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.3

Undefined Variables pt.3 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.2

Undefined Variables pt.2 • 10 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.1

Undefined Variables pt.1 • 13 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.1 • 11 sketches

Object Oriented pt.2

Object Oriented pt.2 • 14 sketches

Object Oriented pt.3

Object Oriented pt.3 • 12 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.4 • 12 sketches